25 Inspirational Quotes for Women Entrepreneurs

Running your own business is hard work and can be quite the bumpy ride. It can be easy to get down or lose your motivation. So, in that spirit, here are 25 quotes to inspire you to succeed in the face of failures, setbacks, and obstacles.

If we can learn to deal with our discomfort and just relax into it we’ll have a better life. ~Mellody Hobson

To tend, unfailingly, unflinchingly, towards a goal, is the secret of success. ~Anna Pavlova

We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change. ~Sheryl Sandberg

Champions know there are no shortcuts to the top. They climb the mountain one step at a time. they have no use for helicopters! ~Judi Adler

Women are leaders everywhere you look — from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes. ~Nancy Pelosi


Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success. ~Dr. Joyce Brothers

I do not wish [women] to have power over men; but over themselves. ~Mary Wollstonecraft

I’ve never sought success in order to get fame and money: it’s the talent and the passion that count in success. ~Ingrid Bergman

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. ~Oprah

Success is not a doorway, it’s a staircase. ~Dottie Walters

Generally speaking, we are all happier when we are still striving for achievement than when the prize is in our hands. ~Margot Fonteyn

Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live. ~Anne Sweeney

You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people. ~Marsha Evans

Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna, or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out. ~Barbara Walters

I look at victory as milestones on a very long highway. ~Joan Benoit Samuelson

I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist. ~Virginia Rometty

Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway. ~Mary Kay Ash

Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression. ~Margaret Sanger

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. ~Diane Mariechild

I was a woman with a mission and single-minded in the pursuit of my dream. ~Estee Lauder

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all. ~Anna Quindlen

Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else. ~Sara Blakely

I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say ‘yes, women can.’ ~Dilma Roussete

What does so-called success or failure matter if only you have succeeded in doing the thing you set out to do. The DOING is all that really counts.  ~Eva Le Gallienne

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ~Mae West


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